June 23 — July 14, 2013
Deadline to Apply
Now Extended: April 1, 2013
Three-week Program: June 23 – July 14
Two-week Beginner Program: June 23 – July 7
Two-week Intermediate Program: June 30- July 14*
*Prior experience required
Çudamani once again accepts applications from individuals from around the world to participate in a rigorous course of study of Balinese music and dance in Pengosekan, Ubud, Bali. For sixteen years, Çudamani has taught hundreds of Balinese children, youth, and adults and has provided exceptional instruction to international students.
The Çudamani Summer Institute features: intensive study with 6 master artists and 12 – 20 assistants who use a pedagogy developed by master artists Ibu Ni Ketut Arini, Bapak I Nyoman Cerita and Çudamani; lectures and demonstrations by internationally renowned scholars and artists; observations of rehearsals and performances; and visits to sacred sites and ceremonies. The program is suitable for experienced dancers and musicians.
The final week offers a series of elective courses that change each year. This year’s electives include: meditation, masked dance, and painting & offerings.
In the village of Pengosekan, Ubud, Bali — across the street from the temple — is a family compound that is the home to Çudamani. Comprised of young virtuoso musicians and dancers, the company is famous for teaching, performing, and preserving the rich and rare classical Balinese repertoire. Çudamani has provided gamelan and dance instruction to hundreds of young people over their fourteen years of work in Pengosekan. To their credit they are one of the few organizations in Bali that teachers gamelan to girls — a realm that until recently, was reserved for males. The company’s technical accomplishments on the seven-toned Semarandana are unparalleled and their musical versatility is respected in educational circles and sought after by major American composers.
The company’s accomplishments in both traditional and innovative work has earned Çudamani an international reputation in its tours to the United States, Japan, Canada, Greece and Italy. In 2001, Çudamani received a grant from the Ford Foundation for their work in preservation, innovation, and education. In 2007 and 2009, the company toured their critically acclaimed productions Odalan Bali and Bamboo to Bronze throughout the U.S. and Canada. Most recently, the group toured the Midwestern states as part of Arts Midwest’s World Fest.
I Dewa Putu Berata: Director, Gamelan Çudamani
Emiko Saraswati Susilo: Director, Çudamani Summer Institute
We invite individuals who wish to work intensively with other artists from around the world with a proven interest in living within another culture. Applicants must be 18 years or older. Suitable for experienced musicians and dancers with demonstrated music or dance training. Prior experience in music and dance recommended, but not required.
Includes instruction, shared housing, daily breakfast, lunch (weekdays) and excursions.
$2000 All three weeks
$1500 First two weeks (open to beginners)
$1500 Last two weeks (intermediate and advanced students only, prior approval required)
Group discount available. All proceeds benefit Çudamani’s youth program.
A $25 non-refundable fee is required with each application. When accepted, the 1st tuition installment of tuition (50%) is due on April 15, 2013. The 2nd installment (remaining balance) is due on June 1, 2013. If you have any questions, please email Marcia Argolo.
Check payable to: Foundation for World Arts
Mail to: Foundation for World Arts, UCLA Glorya Kaufman Hall, 120 Westwood Plaza - Suite 188, Los Angeles, CA 90095
URL of music and/or dance samples. 5-10 minutes in length.
For musicians: work sample may include footage/recording of a performance by your gamelan ensemble.
For dancers: work sample may include footage of your performance in any dance form.
Participants will reside in centrally located hotels in Ubud. Accommodations are double occupancy. Arrangements will be made by the Summer Institute.
Daily breakfast and lunch is provided by the program. Also included are the Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner.
Participants are responsible for making own travel and visa arrangements as well as travel health insurance.
Three major excursions include visits to the sacred sites, witness ceremonies and attend performances.
Click here to apply online.